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Religious Restrictions and Hostilities Increasing Around the World

The results of a new international Pew Research Center study show that both governmental restrictions and governmental and nongovernmental religious hostilities have significantly increased around the world during the pa ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Politics Religion

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“Buddha of Oakland” Reduces Crime by 82%

Known for the Oakland Raiders and origination of "The Wave," that ubiquitous fan participation event now seen in stadiums across the country, Oakland, California, likewise is known for its extraordinarily high crime rate ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Inter-Denominational Cooperation Seeks To Save Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre Church

If you have ever visited the Holy Lands or made a pilgrimage there, one of the places you undoubtedly visited was Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem’s holiest of shrines. This ancient structure, first constructed in ...

Category: Politics Religion Christianity

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Netflix Announces “The Two Popes” Movie Release for Thanksgiving

The new Netflix original movie “The Two Popes” has already garnered the “Sleeper of the Year” title from one Telluride Film Festival critic. The movie is, according to Netflix, an “intimate ...

Category: Politics Religion Christianity

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Your Special Wedding Dress — Part II

In Part I of this series, we talked about your choices when it comes to your wedding dress’s neckline and sleeves. In Part II, we’ll continue our discussion by talking about its waistline and overall silhouet ...

Category: Ceremonies Weddings

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Your Special Wedding Dress — Part I

Your wedding dress is a garment that you will remember for the rest of your life. Looking at photos of you in it will bring back vivid memories of your wedding day for years to come. Not only is your wedding dress likely ...

Category: Ceremonies Weddings

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4 Iconic Wedding Gowns and the Classy Women Who Wore Them

Every bride wants to believe that her wedding gown is the most beautiful one ever crafted. However, since cost is a major factor in the selection, the vast majority of us don’t get to have that beautiful ensemble t ...

Category: Ceremonies Weddings

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The Dark Side of Meditation

Oh joy. Just when you finally convinced yourself to begin a structured meditation routine so as to receive all the benefits promised by certified therapists and pop culture gurus alike comes the disturbing news that medi ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science

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Sikhs Engaged in The Million Tree Project Worldwide

Sikhs around the world have pledged to plant 1 million trees this year to honor their religion’s founder, Guru Nanak, and help the planet at the same time. Headed by EcoSikh, an environmental group headquartered in ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Millennials and Nuns: An Unlikely Coalition Out To Change the World

Just because religious affiliation continues to dwindle in America does not mean that the number of people desiring a more environmentally friendly and socially progressive country is likewise declining. Enter Nuns and N ...

Category: Politics Religion

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